Parapseudes, Sars, 1882

Abarca-Ávila, Mónica Mariel, Herrera-Dorantes, María Teresa, Winfield, Ignacio & Ardisson, Pedro-Luis, 2019, Updated checklist and identification key of benthic tanaidaceans (Crustacea Peracarida) of the sublittoral zone of the northern Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Zootaxa 4711 (1), pp. 51-76: 61

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Parapseudes  sp.

Material examined. TA: 136 individuals. CNCR 35347. Tr-Loc: Madagascar, Yucatan, Mexico, 21°26’30.12’’N 90°17’25.9’’W, 136 individuals, 29 May 2012, coll. GR, IW, MA, UP, collected at 15 m depth. These specimens were collected in sponges such as A. crassa  , C. foliacea  , M. arbuscula  , Mycale (Arenochalina) laxissima (Duchassaing & Michelotti)  , algae such as C. cervicornis  . The abundance of females and males was not recorded for this species.

Local distribution. Consult Cházaro-Olvera et al. (2018).

Geographical distribution. Atlantic Ocean: southern of Florida; Caribbean Sea: Puerto Morelos Reef National Park , Quintana Roo  .

Recognition characters. Rostrum rounded with a spine in the middle; pleonites without setal band in dorsal region.

Remarks. This species occurs in carbonate substrata associated with live bottom and coral reef habitats, algae and coral rubble, at depths 1 to 30 m.

References. Heard et al. (2004); Monroy-Velázquez et al. (2017); Winfield et al. (2017); Cházaro-Olvera et al. (2018).


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